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>> reporter: yeah. that's right. we could get into the western i wall at least portions of the outer banks that's where the most intense winds are but at least it looks like we'll be on the weaker side of the storm the main storm surge will be to the right where the eye comes across and hopefully that eye will stay offshore. >> scott dean meteorologist down there in north carolina. scott we'll be watching that area very closely tomorrow night as the storm gets there first before coming up here toward maryland. thanks so much for that report there live in kill double. >> you bet you. >> we'll be back with more with abc 2 news. stay with us.
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. all up and down the eastern seaboard are bracing as hurricane earl continues to blaze its way toward the cold front. good evening i'm roosevelt leftwich. north carolina has declared a state of emergency tonight. pristine beaches and crash of breathtaking waivers up and
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down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. earl is expected to make his way to maryland. north carolina looks like his first stop. that's where t. j. is on hurricane earl's path a holiday weekend for many could go up in the wind. >> reporter: pristine beaches and the crash of breathtaking waves belies what millions up and down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. hurricane earl a massive category 3 storm looms 700 miles south southeast of cape hatteras is on track to brush against the north carolina shoreline late tomorrow or early friday more than, it will then blow northward toward new england. >> it will be faithing end to a summer. >> reporter: for those hoping to close out the summer season basking in the sun earl is a game changer. evacuation orders have been issued for the most exposed outer banks. >> if you're on hatteras please leave. there is a mandatory evacuation
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for tourists. there is a voluntary evacuation for residents, please leave. >> reporter: it has been nearly two decades since a hurricane this powerful has threatened such a large swath of the atlantic seaboard. for this very reason beachgoers are heeding the warnings. >> you feel dumb when you're leaving. but authorities say we need to it do we want to respect the authority. >> reporter: the only ones along the carolina coast not stacking up packing up or moving out, surfers who are out enjoying the waves kicked up by earl's 125 miles per hour winds. earl's effects on the coastline will ultimately again on how it tracks and if it strengthens, but there's little doubt that this storm will leave much of the atlantic coast looking left like a summer holiday weekend and more like a ghost town. t. j. win i can abc news atlantic beach north carolina. baltimore city officials are making sure the city and residents are prepared for possible severe weather from
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hurricane earl. mayor held a news conference this afternoon surrounded by her emergency management team plus members of the police fire and transportation department. the mayor reminded people to prepare their families and homes for possible severe weather. the storm is predicted to come close to the eastern shore and any small shift could bring severe weather to baltimore. >> safety and readiness are paramount during the times when mother nature brings us her worst. >> with storms of this magnitude we must be concerned with winds, storm surge, flooding and tornadoes. of particular concern are power outages caused by these he events which at times can be prolonged. >> city officials edge courage residents to make sure they have an emergency kit on hand with supplies like a flashlight canned goods a three day supply of water and battery operated radio. be sure to stay with abc 2 news with continuing coverage of hurricane earl like right now with wyatt. >> we've been tracking this thing all afternoon.
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it was interesting earlier day downgraded to category 3 storm. hurricane hunter aircraft in there 5:00 national hurricane center upgrades it again to a cat 4 now. so 135 miles per hour sustained winds. if you take a close look you can see a bit of an i wall beginning to develop. this storm doing several cycles as these large hurricanes often do. they sort of briefly wash themselves out a little bit and then restrengthen. and that's exactly what's going on now. we've got a strength evening cycle with hurricane earl as it begins to make its move further up the east coast and in the direction of ocean city and much of the state of maryland. first area of concern is going to be the carolina coast which is where this storm will head tomorrow evening. category 4 probably dropping to a strong category 3 but still a powerhouse hurricane by about the overnight hours of thursday night into early friday morning. right about the time a lot of people would begin to travel to the beach friday afternoon for the big labor day weekend
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that's when we think conditions will be at their worst. again along the immediate beach areas. as earl makes a very close pass just a few hundred miles off of ocean city but the outer bands will provide probably tropical storm force winds for most of the beaches in maryland and delaware. finally the whole system kicks out saturday blue skies will come back but the surf will stay huge in that direction. you can see hurricane watch up for the delaware beaches, also extending down through the maryland beaches and down into virginia. when you get to north carolina pink shaded counties that's an actual hurricane warning for the carolina counties there to the east. so you can just see we are expecting some very rough weather in that direction. a quick check on the beach forecast the first part of the weekend at least, the most unsettled day will be friday. we'll look early to be very, very close to friday afternoon some gusty winds there in ocean city. and then finally we clear it out saturday. but the surf will be up to 4 to 7 feet by thursday.
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could be 10-foot to 12-foot waves rolling into the beaches on friday night into saturday. so huge waves possible definitely heed your lifeguard warnings if you're headed beach side. >> be sure to stay with abc 2 news for continuing coverage of hurricane earl. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. a hurricane earl special tracking the path of the storm. special edition of good morning maryland this friday starting at 4:00 a.m. we'll have the latest developments on the storm and its aftermath. you can get the very latest on earl's path on our web site at we'll have up to the minute forecast and the latest updates from everywhere earl has an impact. in other news let's go to a developing story. army investigators are trying to figure out what's causing babies to die at fort bragg. in april of 2009 a two month old baby stopped breathing while in fort bragg army housing. 3 months later his cousin died in the same home. in march of this year another baby's death elsewhere on the
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base. the army is investigating possible causes. >> we had multiple deaths associated with one set of quarters. that we have not been able to answer. >> an early test indicated that the poll hard's house may have been built with chinese dry way the subject of hundreds of tox city city lawsuits but later tests show that was not the case. other death cases have been reopened. a 64-year-old cancer survivor with a heart condition is suing his local sheriff's department after deputys tased him in his own home. two deputies entered his home. they wanted to take mcfarland to the hospital fearing he would harm himself because he said he would shoot himself in the head. >> things started out calmly then took a turn for the worst. >> put your hands behind your
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back. >> stop resisting. >> mcfarland is suing the maryland county sheriff's office in a statement the sheriff's office says they are confident the actions of the deputies will be found to have been both within the law and followed department policy. a big announcement from apple ceo steve jobs coming up apple is getting ready to bring something new to the table. we'll hear from the man in charge. from the classroom to the lunch room bullying can be found everywhere in almost every school but it can be preventable in many cases how to keep your child from becoming a victim.
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. we continue our coverage of democracy 2010 tonight as we present to you another one of the candidates running for office in our area it's a chance for all of us to learn more about each candidate before the primaries on september 14th. tonight jamie costello sits down with andy harris. >> reporter: republican candidate for congress in maryland's first district. thank you for joining us what do you see as the single most important issue facing the nation and your district right now. >> clearly it's getting jobs back and country back on track. the job situation is unbelievable in the united states historic highs and nothing has been done that will
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bring the unemployment rate down. we've got to get americans employed again. >> what will you do in office to affect the greatest change improving the quality of lave for your constituents. >> i got to tell you hits getting the deficits controlled and getting jobs back into maryland into the first district. because if we don't have jobs, if our economy is not running well, if we're worried about deficits going into the future businesses just can't operate. they can't create jobs they can't be the engine of job creation. they need to be and the whole economy suffers. that what we're seeing now washington's broken. >> what are the major assets that you bring to this office? >> well i will tell you i think people should look at the resume of the person they are hiring to go to congress. i've been a physician for 30 years. healthcare is a hugely important issue. i've served in veterans hospitals served in military hospitals. i practice in academic centers, private hospitals. i've seen the whole gamut of healthcare, and i think there are things we node to do to fix it need to to do fix it.
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i've been in the military for 17 years foreign policy is going to be an important issue as we go forward. i think that part of my resume is important. and i raised a family of five. i've had to educate children worked to get them through school and worries about them getting hired as they get out of college. that kind of experience i think is important when you're sending someone to washington. >> reporter: what is the single most important message you would like to convey to the voters. >> washington needs to be fixed they are not getting things done we got to send a new team. >> reporter: what is the one thing voters don't know about you that they should. >> probably when i'm not practicing medicine what i like to do best is fix up old cars with my two boys. even the girls get involved. even they want to learn how to take care of their cars and really enjoy it and enjoy spending the time with them doing it. >> reporter: you're listening to andy harris for congress in maryland's first district. thanks for joining us andy and
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thank you for watching democracy 2010. i'mmeteorologistt wyatt everhart. hurricane earl strengthening and growing. it's turning due north and will bring it in very, very close to us on friday. we've got ocean city here outer banks of north carolina right about here. hurricane earl with a well defind eye tracking northward as a category 4 hurricane. expected to perhaps weaken slightly to category 3. this is 2:00 a.m. friday morning. through the overnight hours thursday night interest friday cap hatteras an nags head north carolina storm tracks north and
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we hope and it still appears takes a curve to the north and east and that would bring it just offshore of ocean city, the maryland delaware virginia beaches, but still looking like it will be a strong category 2 at that point and make for a windy bit of a stormy day through the day on friday to say the least. and also looking at the potential for some extremely high surf 10 feet plus on friday into early saturday. hurricane watches and warnings for maryland delaware, virginia and then hurricane warnings up for the outer portion of north carolina. here's a more close in storm track for you. again 2:00 a.m. friday morning you can see even hurricane force winds extending on to the outer banks of the carolinas and just turning northeast in time we think that will keep it at least a hurricane force winds offshore of the maryland beaches but just a slight deviation to the west. the storm still hundreds of miles away would bring it in and bring those hurricane force winds in as well. we hope that does not happen. it's going to take a while to
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know for sure. ocean city today all quiet on the rain. waves pretty decent size probably 2, 3, 4-foot rollers nothing leak we'll see toward the end of the week but for the time being we've got the calm before the storm so to speak. inner harbor nice view here for ya, and we've got 93 now at bwi winds south at 5. temperatures hot fredericks 97. we were up to 100 earlier today. this is an awfully hot way to start september and our rainfall deficit continue to grow too. so all these other weather stories happening the same time here in maryland along with the approach of the outer bands here. you can see them, of hurricane earl how large this storm is the core is down in son florida. the outer and already reaching places like the carolinas. so forecast model cold front comes out of the west it will eventually drop there heat wave off toward of the end of the week. at the same time earl doing a very close pass offshore it all adds up to subpoenaing days
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ahead weather wise. 70 tonight clear skies tomorrow. hot sticky again. let's check the 7-day forecast. hot days ahead and through at least friday. at that same time frame is when earl will make its closest pasto east. rosie. well there's house of children in the baltimore area head back the school some will undoubtedly face the difficult issue of bullying. cherie johnson shares five tips to prevent bullying. >> reporter: students across the state are heading back to the classroom. as they settle into the school environment, some will say bullies bullying effects a lot of kids. it makes them feel hurt embarrassnd addnd sad. many schools have taken steps to train staff and educate
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students. here are five tips. encourage your child to walk with confidence people are less likely to be picked on if they walk and sit with a calm awareness and confidence. second stand up for yourself, encourage your child to have a clear but firm voice to tell the person to stop. the child needs to be able to set clear boundaries to avoid a threatening situation. third, protect your feelings from name calling teach your kids to protect themselves from hurtful words by imagining throwing them into a trash can instead of taking them inside their hearts or their heads. fourth, make bullying against the rules. make sure that your child's school has a clear written violence and harassment prevention policy that every within agrees to uphold. pay attention when children are upset with each other and take the lead in helping them develop skills for handling conflict. and finally, be persistent in
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getting help. children need to tell teachers exactly what happened and get help with someone in authority. >> baltimore county has a pro active plan to deal with bullying in the high school. and we certainly have guidelines and procedures set in place and the staff is trained on those procedures. the students are made aware. the parents are made aware and certainly all the schools are a safe place for students to be able to report bully ego so that this school is able to be proactive in dealing with that issue. >> reporter: hopefully following these tips will help your child have a safe and happy school year. cherie johnson abc 2 news. now with a look ahead to abc 2 news at 6:00 tonight i'm kelly swoope. we're live in downtown silver spring with the latest on the hostage situation unfolding at the discovery channel building. plus start your engines next year's baltimore grand prix is growing. we've got all the details.
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those stories and much more on hurricane earl coming up at 6:00.
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. hurricane earl is barrelling towards the mid atlantic. abc news at 6:00 starts right now. we begin tonight with a breaking news update from montgomery county. good evening i'm kelly swoope. we've got more details tonight about an alleged eco terrorist who stormed the world headquarters of discovery communications apparently strapped with metal canisters and a handgun its happened around 1:00 this afternoon in the


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